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Kuchma: Ukraine should have parliamentary-presidential form of government

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Sept. 28, 2010, 7:29 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Leonid Kuchma says he supports the parliamentary-presidential form of government.
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The second President of Ukraine (1994-2004), Leonid Kuchma, has said he is against the previous wording of the Constitution of Ukraine, and is a supporter of the parliamentary-presidential form of government. "It's a pity, but this always happens. When a new political force comes to power, it tries to alter everything for itself, starting with laws, and then getting big ideas about [amending] the Constitution as well," Kuchma told reporters in Simferopol on Tuesday.

"I was and I am a supporter of the parliamentary-presidential form of government… I am afraid that some day a completely unsuitable person will become president with unlimited authorities. What will happen then?" he said.

He noted that in almost all European countries there is a parliamentary-presidential form of government.

"I believe that the Ukrainian mentality really is European," Kuchma said.

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2010, 12:14 a.m.    

President Kuchma is the second MODERN of ELECTED President,

BY LAW Presidents Hrushevski, Vylinychenno, Petliura and Kravchuk precede him.

Well, well if we read between the lines...

When is he announcing if he will be running for the next election?

Who else is willing enough get dirty enough to clean up after Yanukovych?

He may teeter on the line but he only got caught crossing it a few times.

We are talking politician here not pope.

The country had a police force that dresses like terrorists

who answer to a Rada boy's club that use eggs to throw their votes.

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2010, 5:52 a.m.    

A 'completely unsuitable person'???

You were the first... and Yanukhovich is the second!

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